Damsel in Distress
Women in Danger
This picture illustrates the woman helplessly tied to railroad tracks in the short story "Captain Tom's Fright".
Just as all damsels in distress, she is supposed to be a very beautiful but helpless woman.
This is the Beauty trapped in the Beast's castle in the classic story, "Beauty and the Beast" 1740.
"Beauty was sadly terrified at his horrid form, but she took courage as well as she could, and the monster having asked her if she came willingly; "ye -- e -- es," said she, trembling."
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Carrie was not your typical damsel in distress because she was helpless in the big city of Chicago. The danger she was in happened to be sin. She believed that the only way she could make it in the new city was by sleeping around with different men,